CONFIDENTIAL CHAT
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Content Warning: mention of suicide Ahsan has been volunteering with Distress Centre and our ConnecTeen youth program since 2015 but he still remembers the call that changed the way he handles crisis calls. Ahsan answered a call from someone who told him they were having thoughts of suicide, they had a plan to attempt suicide and they...

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY: We've decided to open up a few spots in the Condensed Crisis Line Responder Program. The Condensed Crisis Line Responder Program is a unique edition of our regular Crisis Line Volunteer commitment. This position is ideal for those who want to rapidly gain personal and professional experience, but are unable to commit for a...

img text: Staff Spotlight: Adrian

Meet Adrian: Canada Suicide Prevention Service Training and Recruitment Coordinator at Distress Centre. Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS) is a national network of existing distress, crisis and suicide prevention line services. Distress Centre Calgary is part of that network and volunteers and staff answer calls and texts from people across Canada in need of support. Adrian...

For anyone thinking of volunteering with Distress Centre, Anika has this advice: “Go for it!” And: “It’s not as scary as you think.” When a call, chat or text is received by Distress Centre or ConnecTeen, DC’s youth crisis support service, it’s true that the volunteer doesn’t know what the subject will be and that can feel...

img text: Try our Virtual Escape Room! img des: Cartoon graphic of a person writing at a desk looking confused and stressed. With ConnecTeen logo.

We’ve launched a Virtual Escape Room for youth! The pandemic has made it more difficult to reach youth and inform them about ConnecTeen, our youth program. We’ve launched this Virtual Escape Room to educate youth about ConnecTeen, and provide mental health and crisis intervention resources in a fun, interactive way. There are two rooms currently available...

img text: Looking back on 2021 img des: DC logo at bottom

2021 was another challenging but exciting year for Distress Centre Calgary. Though we faced, and continue to contend with, the difficulties brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, we also experienced growth, transformation and were able to celebrate some substantial achievements. As we move forward into a new year, we wanted to take a moment to reflect...

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